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Dean French try just the ticket for Widnes St Mariies Vikings against Simms Cross
9:39am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in Sport
A SPECTACULAR Dean French try just before the hour set WIDNES ST MARIES VIKINGS on their way to a 28-4 derby win over HALTON SIMMS CROSS.
Simmies took an early lead through scrum half Dave Taylor but that was to be their only score, Craig Lawton levelling on the half hour and Scott Yates goaling to give the hosts a narrow lead at the break.
Some great interplay three minutes into the second half from their own 30 extended the Vikings’ advantage, Mike Gill sending in Gav Conroy and Yates again adding the extras.
Conroy claimed a second out wide after the ball again rippled through the backs before French’s special. Liam Myler completed the home haul, Yates landing his fourth conversion.
Centre Chris Sheffield’s try two minutes into the second half gave CLOCK FACE MINERS a narrow lead at home to HARESFINCH and they hold on throughout a tense second period to register a 10-6 triumph.
There was no score until the 32nd minute, winger Danny Fletcher picking up a loose ball for Haresfinch to cross, Kev Partlo converting.
Two minutes later Alan Johnson ran onto a fine pass close in to crash over, Martin Hutton converting to level at the break.
David Dourley’s last minute penalty for HALTON FARNWORTH HORNETS ensured a thrilling 26-all draw with HAYDOCK.
In a superb contest throughout, which was also level at the break, Halton were left to rue the gifting of two interceptions, one in each half.
Centre Jason Roach opened the scoring for Haydock in the 12th minute after picking off a pass, Karl Dindale goaling.
Stu Davies replied almost immediately, Andy Wainwright and a second Dourley goal edging Hornets ahead.
Simon Bridge and a Dindale goal saw it 12-all at half time, Dindale with an interception and goal followed by a Chris Smith try making it 22-12 to the visitors.
Mark Hanon with a four minute brace, the second goaled by Dindale levelled again, a Dindale penalty edging Halton ahead in the 67th minute.
Roach’s second try five minutes from time looked like it might be the winner but the conversion was missed and Dourley’s late penalty meant the spoils were shared.